What would you say about these type of grades?

  1. I was never really worried about my grades throughout my collage career because I always managed to get decent grades. But are decent grades enough for nursing school?A lot of them say, you will need a C grade or better on the prerequisites but how accurate is that? Can one C actually endanger your acceptance to a school? Statistics B-Microbio lab B+ Microbio lecture CDevelopmental psych B A & P 1&2 ,chemistry (in progress )With a degree GPA of 3.6 (For an accelerated nursing program)
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  3. by   PurpleLover
    I can only speak for me, but one C did bot mess with my acceptance at all.
  4. by   NurseGirl525
    It depends on the school, what they look at, and how competitive the program is. My program looks at 4 classes and Teas score. A C will not cut it because it is so competitive. You basically have to have all A's in the 4 classes they look at. The others must be passed with at least a C and a GPA of 2.5.
  5. by   __patiently_waiting
    I just applied to nursing school and have one C on my transcript. Whether or not it messed up my chances I'm not sure yet, but I hope not.
  6. by   mrsboots87
    Its not just the Cs to look at. Its also the lack of A grades in those pre req courses. B grades are good, but only in combination with mostly A grades. For nursing school application anyway. Not having As will not block you out and make it impossible to get accepted, but it does not play in your favor. In your remaining classes, if you could pull As then it would make you more competitive. Also check what the admission criteria is. There should be a list of classes and other things that get considered such as Teas/Hesi/NLN, volunteer time, personal statement, and so on. Each program has different criteria. Sometimes the lack of a stellar GPA can be made up by having a high entrance exam score and great interview. But having a high pre req GPA AND a high entrance exam score is even better. Also the entrance exams usually have a science portion with pre req sience questions on it. So if you don't do well in those pre reqs, that can play a part in how well you do on that section of the entrance exam. GL
  7. by   cjcaet
    I think it depends on the school.
    i was told by an academic advisor at my school that they look at applications and have a ranking system.
    1. everyone who applies and has their pre-reqs completed
    2. those who have most of their pre-reqs completed.
    3. those who have none or very few pre-reqs completed.
    Then within those groups applicants who have all A's are taken first and then applicants who have mostly A's etc etc.
  8. by   TLynn89
    Nursing applications at the school here go through an audit first, this is to weed out anyone who isn't eligible. Next, applicants are sorted by GPA, highest GPAs are accepted first, then at the bottom of the accepted GPA pool, say two people both have a 3.35 and they can only take one applicant, they will take the applicant that has more of the applicable science courses done (A&P I, A&P II, Microbio).

    I think they told us the lowest GPA that got accepted last year was a 3.4.
  9. by   lkv246
    The accelerated nursing programs I am applying to told me they look at your GPA a few ways. Your science pre-requisite GPA (which needs to be high), your nursing pre-requisite GPA (all the classes you took for admission into the program) and your GPA from your first degree. It's really pivotal you receive a great science prerequisite GPA and overall prerequisite GPA. Your GPA from your first degree is also important but they do take into account it was a different major.
  10. by   Lexicon
    @OP: You should check what your program's requirements are to see if it will make a difference. Also, I don't want to sound like a *****, but I would advise that you use spell-check when you write your personal statement because misspelling words will probably count against you. :S I hope I wasn't too mean, I just don't want you to be negatively affected because of a spelling error-- that would suck. D:

    Good luck!